10 Free iPhone Apps You Should Have

Gil ShalowitzFeb 14, 2013 02:19 PM EST

As a new iPhone user I learned first hand, the App Store can be a bit overwhelming, and sometimes expensive. Here's a list of 10 great (and free) iPhone apps.

Google Maps

For iPhone users that don't have the patience for the flimsy Apple Maps feature in iOS 6, Google Maps, may be the most important free app to download. It includes turn-by-turn voice navigation and even subway directions.

Google Chrome
Though you can't set Chrome as your default browser, it's still worth the download. You can sync open pages and bookmarks with your Apple devices. Easy interface, and stacked tabs.

Evernote
Yes it's just a memo app, but has a very intuitive and functional interface. It syncs everything to the cloud, making it intellectually portable. Though it's free, serious Evernote users may want to check out premium accounts.

Facebook
This app needs no introduction. Still preferred on a desktop, the Facebook app is still much better than the phone-browser version. Great way to share and chat with friends on the go.

Google Chrome
Though you can't set Chrome as your default browser, it's still worth the download. You can sync open pages and bookmarks with your Apple devices. Easy interface, and stacked tabs.

Evernote
Yes it's just a memo app, but has a very intuitive and functional interface. It syncs everything to the cloud, making it intellectually portable. Though it's free, serious Evernote users may want to check out premium accounts.

Facebook
This app needs no introduction. Still preferred on a desktop, the Facebook app is still much better than the phone-browser version. Great way to share and chat with friends on the go.

Find My iPhone
Worried about losing all of your precious info on your iPhone. Now you don't have to. With the Find My iPhone app activated you can track your lost or stolen iOS device. Lost Mode for iOS 6 even lets you lock your phone with a 4-digit password from afar.

Dropbox
Are you a multi-media editing machine? Dropbox is a great way to pass large files between friends and coworkers. Giving you 2 GB for free when you sign up, premium accounts give you the option of extra storage.

Songza
There's a number of online radio apps for the iPhone such as Pandora, and TuneIn Radio. Songza is fun because if picks songs and play lists according to your mood. The best part...no ads. Take that Pandora.

Yelp
New to town? Looking for a good Italian restaurant or a local art museum? Yelp is a free resource for finding restaurants, retail stores and other places in your area. Plenty of user reviews and helpful tips to navigate an unfamiliar place.

RunKeeper
Any app that helps you stay in shape is worth the download. RunKeeper tracks runs, bike rides and other activities. GPS-enabled, RunKeeper has built-in tips and keeps track of calories burned and total distance traveled.

ESPN ScoreCenter
As you might imagine, this is the official ESPN app that keeps track of all game scores for all main sports. If you can't find a TV while your team is playing log in to ScoreCenter for updates and the ability to watch live Gamecasts.

 

 

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